For quite some time now, images of kitchens without range hoods have been popping up all over Instagram and home decor sites. The kitchen will be done to the nines but have no ventilation in sight. Invariably, the comments begin to trend toward a debate on having versus not having a range hood. This has raised the question for many people in the midst of building or remodeling a kitchen, “Do I need to install a range hood?”
Last week, I was following along in a forum discussion about kitchen designs. A woman was asking questions about here plans for her new kitchen. She seemed to really have a grasp on what she wanted, but she asked if anyone could answer the question, “butler’s pantry vs scullery – what’s the difference?”There were a few people who got it correct, but I was surprised at how many people had never heard of a scullery and weren’t really sure what was the purpose of a butler’s pantry. Needless to say, that sparked this little article.
The interior doors in a house can either make or break an intended design style. If you have ever walked through a home that was decorated in very traditional furniture but had flush doors throughout, then you know what I mean. The wrong door can stick out like a soar thumb. When asked which type of interior door styles go with what design, I usually break it down like this:
What’s old is new again! One of the newest trends is actually a throwback to a simpler time – retro kitchens. Appliance manufacturers may be the ones to thank for this fabulous idea, or perhaps they were just tapping into the desires of the public. At any rate, retro kitchens are popping up everywhere. These are just a few ideas and suggestions to help you get started.
Once upon a time (but not too long ago), Industrial interior design wasn’t really even a design. It was merely a way to cheaply give new life to a warehouse or some other uninhabitable space that was being remodeled. Exposed duct work and iron supports was just a structural feature that was left exposed, not because it was visually desirable, but because hiding it would result in budget overages. However; the look has essentially gone viral. In part five of the series on interior design, we will cover the Industrial design.